Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake (Kamikawa Town, Hokkaido)

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake
大雪山層雲峡黒岳 (北海道 上川町)
Planned season: Friday 11th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kurodake in the Sounkyo region of Kamikawa town in central Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). The Ropeway - which usually closes from early open until mid February - first opened in 1967. With the base up at an elevation of 1300m, it is popular for often excellent snow conditions and backcountry.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 330cm 220cm 1st - - 1st 420cm 380cm
2nd - - 2nd 330cm 220cm 2nd - - 2nd 420cm 380cm
3rd - 140cm 3rd 330cm 260cm 3rd - - 3rd 420cm 380cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - - 4th 420cm 360cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th - - 5th 420cm 365cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th - - 6th 420cm 365cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - - 7th 420cm 365cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th - - 8th 420cm 360cm
9th - - 9th - - 9th - - 9th 430cm 340cm
10th - - 10th - - 10th - - 10th 435cm 340cm
11th - - 11th - - 11th - - 11th 435cm 360cm
12th - - 12th - - 12th - - 12th 435cm 360cm
13th - - 13th - - 13th - - 13th 435cm 360cm
14th - - 14th - - 14th - - 14th 430cm 360cm
15th 300cm 170cm 15th - - 15th - - 15th 430cm 360cm
16th 300cm 170cm 16th - - 16th - - 16th 430cm 380cm
17th 300cm 160cm 17th - - 17th 370cm - 17th 420cm 380cm
18th 300cm 180cm 18th - - 18th 370cm 300cm 18th 430cm 380cm
19th 300cm 185cm 19th - - 19th 370cm 300cm 19th 430cm 380cm
20th 300cm 185cm 20th - - 20th 370cm 300cm 20th 430cm 370cm
21st 300cm 210cm 21st - - 21st 370cm 345cm 21st 430cm 370cm
22nd 300cm 210cm 22nd - - 22nd 380cm 345cm 22nd 420cm 370cm
23rd 300cm 200cm 23rd - - 23rd 380cm 345cm 23rd 420cm 370cm
24th 300cm 200cm 24th - - 24th 380cm 370cm 24th 420cm 370cm
25th 300cm 200cm 25th - - 25th 385cm 370cm 25th 420cm 370cm
26th 300cm 200cm 26th - - 26th 390cm 380cm 26th 400cm 370cm
27th 300cm 200cm 27th - - 27th 420cm 385cm 27th 420cm 385cm
28th 330cm 200cm 28th - - 28th 420cm 380cm 28th 420cm 380cm
29th 330cm 220cm 29th - - 29th - 380cm 29th 435cm 380cm
30th 330cm 220cm 30th - - 30th 30th 435cm 380cm
31st 330cm 220cm 31st - - 31st 31st 435cm 380cm

Previous Statistics

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no official ski or snowboard school at Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski and snowshoe equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:20pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 3:20pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Open from 9am until 3:20pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

The Ropeway closes for a few weeks in January and the ski lift closes for a few weeks in the first half of February.

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
1 Day 3,800 yen 2,200 yen
Ropeway one-way 1,100 yen 550 yen
Ropeway return 1,950 yen 1,000 yen
Pair lift 1 ride 400 yen 280 yen
Pair lift 5 rides 1,800 yen 1,260 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day ticket includes Ropeway (return) and unlimited use of the pair lift.

Getting to Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake

By public transport
22.4km from Kamikawa Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line
Transport Information
Kamikawa Station on the Sekihoku Honsen line is just over 22km to the north west of the Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake.
There is no direct shuttle bus, but a local bus service from Kamikawa Station does stop in Sounkyo, about 5 minutes walk from the Ropeway.
By Car
21.9km from the Kamikawa Sounkyo IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
47.1km from the Pippu Kita IC on the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 39 (0.4km away)
The Ropeway at the base of the resort is just a few hundred metres off Route 39, otherwise known as Taisetsu National Highway.

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake is just under 22km from the Kamikawa Sounkyo IC exit of the Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway.

There is a car park at the base station of the Ropeway for 60 cars. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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